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CJ dismisses Nawaz’s plea for combined trial


ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar today dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s plea for combined trial in three corruption references against him. According to details, the references were filed by the National Accountability (NAB) in an accountability court in the light of Supreme Court orders in Panama Papers case. The ousted …

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IHC advises religious parties to finish sit-in


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today advised religious parties protesting in the capital against a reversed change in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 to end their sit-in. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui today heard a petition submitted by the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) one of …

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ECP relocates 86 officers today


ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) transferred and posted dozens of officers today in spate of a major reshuffle ahead of the 2018 General Elections. According to details, a total of 86 officers, including district and regional election commissioners and deputy directors in grades 17 and 18, were transferred …

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15 bullet-riddled bodies found in Balochistan


TURBAT: As many as 15 bullet riddled bodies have been found in Turbat Tehseel of Balochistan, a local news channel reported today. Citing sources in Levies, a local news channel reported that the bodies were found from Buleda area of Turbat. Assistant Commissioner Jameel Ahmed told media the bodies have …

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AC begins hearing of Sharif family’s corruption references


ISLAMABAD: An accountability court today formally started trial proceedings against overthrown prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar in relation to the three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif’s family. According to details, Federal Board of Revenue …

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Terrorist attacks in Pak drops: GTI report


London: The number of people killed in extremist attacks declined for the second successive year in 2016 but more countries were affected, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released today. Its report, produced by Australia´s Institute for Economics & Peace, found there were 25,673 deaths last year due to …

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